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is there such a thing as centrifugal force?
what is it?
what is it?
Centrifugal force is the apparent outward force experienced by an object that is moving in a circular path. It is a result of the object's inertia and is not actually a real force.
Centrifugal force and centripetal force are often confused. While centrifugal force is an apparent outward force experienced by an object, centripetal force is a real inward force that keeps the object moving in a circular path.
Centrifugal force can be calculated using the formula F = m * v^2 / r, where F is the centrifugal force, m is the mass of the object, v is the velocity, and r is the radius of the circular path.
Some examples of centrifugal force include the feeling of being pushed outwards when riding a merry-go-round, the swinging motion of a hammer when it is thrown, and the outward bending of a spinning yo-yo string.
No, centrifugal force is not a fundamental force. It is an apparent force that can be explained by the laws of motion and gravity. It is also not included in the standard model of physics.